Paul Gianaris is 1970 graduate of Central Connecticut State University. Now retired, he had a distinguished career working for the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. He has been a leader in his community as a member of various civic groups such as the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, New Britain Museum of American Art, Trinity on Main and the Shiners fraternal organization.
He has made significant donations to the School of Business, including the first endowed scholarship in Entrepreneurship. He serves on a committee charged with raising support for the Veterans Excellence Scholarship and is treasurer of the Alumni Track Club.